Teaching sports journalism at the big U these days would seem to be as valuable as starting classes on how to make a typewriter.
Journalism is a dying industry, we’re told. Read about it in the papers. What’s left of them, that is.
Malcolm Moran is here to say don’t believe everything you read and hear. And listen to this: He contends in many respects the market never has been better for young journalists. So are the opportunities to make an immediate impact.
Moran has seen it up close as the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism since 2006. And it isn’t just about young equaling cheaper.
“For the first time in the history of the industry, a 20-something journalist could have an advantage over a 40-something candidate,” Moran said.
Jones has received far greater publicity than any other American track and field athlete competing in the London Games. This was based not on achievement but on her exotic beauty and on a sad and cynical marketing campaign. Essentially, Jones has decided she will be whatever anyone wants her to be — vixen, virgin, victim — to draw attention to herself and the many products she endorses.
The piece ran last Saturday. However, it exploded on Wednesday when a tearful Jones called the column … Continue Reading